Monthly Archives: October 2012

{wedding} Cheree & Mitchell ~ Sydney & Cape Town

I get a few wedding inquiries. And even though I do get to shoot all over the world, I try not to get my hopes up. Plans change and weddings get cancelled. And for me it’s sometimes as exciting shooting in my own back yard. When I received Cheree and Mitchell’s inquiry about shooting their wedding, I reacted the way I normally do. I didn’t want to get my hopes up. Not only were they planning on having their reception at the Sydney Opera House, they also planned to have TWO weddings, the second one in Cape Town, South Africa, two weeks after the first one. I would have jumped at either one.

Well, they went through with it and I flew to Sydney to shoot their first wedding. And the same thing happened as always happens, I started shooting and time and place became irrelevant. I was shooting a beautiful love story, just look at the way Cheree and Mitchell look at each other, look at the way their families share those precious days with them. It wouldn’t have mattered where they got married. Not with love like that. It was interesting to see Cheree’s South African family share their joy with her and Mitchell in Cape Town, how much more at ease they were with their close friends around. Mitchell’s Maltese family shared the Sydney part of the wedding with them, but in many ways I wonder what it would have been like if the first part of the wedding would have taken place in Malta instead, Sydney the obvious middle ground, a mix of their two cultures. But home is always home. But saying that I know it wouldn’t have mattered. Look at Cheree looking at Mitchell. Look at him looking at her. Both in Sydney and in Cape Town. It wouldn’t have mattered where in the world they got married. They were already home.

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Styling & florals (Sydney): The Style Salon
Reception: Opera Point Marquee
Celebrant: Pauline Fawkner
Videographer: Brian Morrow aka. Shark Pig
Suit: Hugo Boss (groom) & Peppers (groomsmen)
Dress: J’Aton Couture
Rings: Keshett Jewellers &Bulgari
DJ: Impression DJ
Cars: Broadway Limosines
Bonbonniere: Tea towels printed by Red Octopus

Music Credit: Balmorhea – Dream of Thaw (iTunes)

October 25, 2012 - 6:05 am

Branden Harvey - I can’t get over this. So beautiful. So incredible. Well done Jonas.

October 25, 2012 - 6:09 am

jessica Roberts - A story beautifully told. You’re photography takes my breath away just for moment. Awesome!

October 25, 2012 - 6:10 am

Mitch Pohl - This is killer jonas

October 25, 2012 - 6:11 am

matt parry photography - first comment after many months of viewing Jonas…….but the light on the CT wedding is, well, beautiful and I had to tell you (even though clearly you know)
. A constant inspiration…..

October 25, 2012 - 6:14 am

Rebecca - Wow, so beautiful. I love the Sydney Opera House images!

October 25, 2012 - 6:14 am

Carlos Ferreira - What an amazing event… And a beatifull well told story :)) Just lovely….

October 25, 2012 - 6:14 am

Michael Munoz - So dope!

October 25, 2012 - 6:16 am

Dan O'Day - dudarama…. killer post brother man

October 25, 2012 - 6:16 am

Inger - Love, love, love.

October 25, 2012 - 6:16 am

Steph Ouellette - love the truth spoken through your photos and words.

October 25, 2012 - 6:19 am

Elianna - my heart palpitated. so, so beautiful.

October 25, 2012 - 6:20 am

Levi - Dina bilder är lika inspirerande som vanligt! Jag kommer ihåg första gången jag hittade till dig och dina bilder. Det var via Flickr, och det var i samband med att jag återupptog min egen fotografering efter ett års uppehåll. Jag var fullständigt fascinerad av dina berättelser, ditt enkla och raka sätt att fotografera och din förmåga att fånga känslor. Dina historier fick mig att ligga vaken under natten, tänkandes på dina berättelser och kännandes de känslor som du förmedlade via dina bilder.

Tidigare har jag endast fotograferat natur och landskap, men du har inspirerat mig att börja fotografera människor. Du har inspirerat mig till att försöka berätta en berättelse och att försöka dela med mig av känslor med mina bilder.

Tack!

Någon gång i framtiden kommer jag att berätta den här historien för dig igen. Jag kommer att upprepa den här historien för dig när jag ber dig att fotografera mitt eget bröllop. När jag ber dig att föreviga min och min flickväns kärlek till varandra. Jag hoppas att du kan befinna dig på plats, vart det än är, för att göra det. Då, någon gång i framtiden.

/Levi

October 25, 2012 - 6:24 am

Irene - I like the way you see the world. It’s very inspiring.

October 25, 2012 - 6:28 am

Paul Rowland - Love this: http://jonaspeterson.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/bezzina_capetown108.jpg. You make even the most simple things so awesomely beautiful.

October 25, 2012 - 6:40 am

Tobiah - Outrageous! So good. Thank you for inspiring

October 25, 2012 - 6:43 am

Jakob - Jomensåatteeh…

October 25, 2012 - 6:44 am

Matt Long - Just awesome. Loving the blog experiment.

October 25, 2012 - 6:45 am

Alyda - Stupidly good. JP you are like no other.

October 25, 2012 - 6:51 am

Ashley - I want to live in your photos. Just brilliant.

October 25, 2012 - 7:25 am

benj haisch - ridiculous.

October 25, 2012 - 7:25 am

Kelly Tunney - superbness-ness

October 25, 2012 - 7:41 am

Fo - wowee…..love them all. amazing.

October 25, 2012 - 7:45 am

Charity - seriously heart stopping stuff…unbelievable. i can’t wait for you to shoot our wedding, whenever it happens.

October 25, 2012 - 7:55 am

Caroline - just magic to see my beloved home city (cape town) through your eyes. amazing work as always.

October 25, 2012 - 7:56 am

Luke Hayden - Holy Moly so many great photos. You must have the biggest grin when looking at these.

October 25, 2012 - 8:06 am

Cam - Well just as I think you can’t do any better you suprise me again. Such beautiful and heartfelt work.

October 25, 2012 - 8:10 am

Jonathan David - Brilliant, Jonas.

October 25, 2012 - 8:15 am

Beccy - Just too beautiful, every shot is needed and gorgeous! Stunning locations too hey?! Now going to look through again (& again…!)

October 25, 2012 - 8:44 am

Matt - Simply Beautiful.

October 25, 2012 - 8:53 am

Stewart - It’s not hard to see why you get a few wedding inquiries.

October 25, 2012 - 8:56 am

Katrina - One of my favourite weddings that you have shot. Breath taking!

October 25, 2012 - 9:31 am

john benavente - off.the.hook!

October 25, 2012 - 10:09 am

Brian Kraft - Magnificent, Jonas. You’re correct–it doesn’t matter where the weddings were or when–the love is just there.

October 25, 2012 - 10:16 am

Anita Waters - Absolutely FABULOUS!!! Felt like I was actually there!

October 25, 2012 - 10:16 am

min - Beautiful again and again….

October 25, 2012 - 10:59 am

David Ferguson | Brisbane - Love it. Especially the mixed colour stuff you have going on in the trees there.

October 25, 2012 - 1:21 pm

Nick Evans - Beaut work Jonas! Some wonderful emotion in these pixels.

October 25, 2012 - 1:32 pm

Jody - what an amazing wedding to capture. Just gorgeous

October 25, 2012 - 1:58 pm

Tamara - I come here often but dont comment often: today is different. These are extraordinary.

October 25, 2012 - 2:52 pm

nirav - And there it is.

October 25, 2012 - 3:44 pm

Tina Bingham - i want to go there.. all of it

October 25, 2012 - 3:51 pm

Manel Tamayo - Great work Jonas !!! We’re waiting for your WS in Barcelona… :-)

October 25, 2012 - 5:05 pm

Arek - Wow….Wow!!! What a great set!Awesome! Awesome!

October 25, 2012 - 5:16 pm

caroline - Love the emotions in so many of these. The way you see is brilliant.

October 25, 2012 - 5:16 pm

Kaushlesh Biyani - Yes, the venue/location wouldn’t have mattered.. not just because of the way the couple looks at each other, but also because you are a masterful storyteller and capture weddings with such emotion and passion. Bravo!

October 25, 2012 - 5:44 pm

atanahmad photography - so superb jonas…ur pics have something to tell…u are my idol !!!!

October 25, 2012 - 6:04 pm

Agnieszka - There’s not much left to say, breathtaking photos Jonas!

October 25, 2012 - 6:38 pm

mazwan - lovely image :)

October 25, 2012 - 7:02 pm

Lina, Ditt Bröllop - I’m so happy we got the change to publish these beautiful pictures! Du är fantastisk på det du gör. Sluta aldrig.

October 25, 2012 - 7:06 pm

Nick - Photographer - Awesome!

October 25, 2012 - 7:31 pm

Chris - Smudged Photo - You know what I love the most about your photography Jonas, is that no matter what a story is told. An image could be a little soft, or out of focus (rarely) but you still capture the moment every time. It’s something I hope to emulate myself, I’m too harsh on my exposures sometimes thinking that if it’s not crystal clear and sharp then it’s no good.

October 25, 2012 - 7:42 pm

David - Amazing. One of my favs, fo’ shizzle.

October 25, 2012 - 8:13 pm

eri careyy - OMG .. again .. ANOTHER AMAAAZING IMPRESSIVE peice of Art!!!!!!!!! The LAST SHOT .. wowww!!!! How’d Yu do that ..????? xx

October 25, 2012 - 8:40 pm

roland hale - Too cool!

October 25, 2012 - 9:46 pm

Myekie - You’re a rare talent friend.

October 25, 2012 - 10:07 pm

stefan - hochzeitsfotograf schweiz - Wow, this one is amazing Jonas. Best Ive seen in a loooong time!

October 25, 2012 - 11:55 pm

Tina - Beautiful!!

October 26, 2012 - 12:24 am

VL - I am in awe. You are the best and such an inspirational.

October 26, 2012 - 1:55 am

Bradley - Thank you for being you and doing what you do. Really.

October 26, 2012 - 2:03 am

fer juaristi - just LOCO brother.

October 26, 2012 - 2:19 am

Anneli Marinovich - Exquisite as always. Love the composition in the shots with the 12 Apostles in the background. Gorgeous.

October 26, 2012 - 3:42 am

Amir | Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Wow! What an adventure the two weddings must have been. Your storytelling is great as usual.

October 26, 2012 - 4:22 am

stacy squires - very cooool!!! :)

October 26, 2012 - 9:25 am

belinda - Beautiful, just beautiful. :)

October 26, 2012 - 10:06 am

Lucy lu - beyond. you know, just absolutely. beyond.

October 26, 2012 - 10:28 pm

ed peers - Incredible work Jonas. An amazing story.

October 26, 2012 - 11:44 pm

Luke - Jonas, this is just out-of-control awesome. The shot under the spotlights in the alcove with the reflection on the ground took my breath away… literally.

October 27, 2012 - 1:06 am

Jay Rowden - Get outta here. Insane man. Totally and utterly beautiful work my friend. You’re untouchable Jonas. Jay x

October 27, 2012 - 2:03 am

Kim - Beautiful Jonas!

October 27, 2012 - 3:44 am

Mark Kalkwarf - So strange to see images you have shot in my City. Hopefully you will be back in Cape Town some day soon.

October 27, 2012 - 11:16 pm

Shane Shepherd - These are amazing man!

October 28, 2012 - 3:54 am

Girish - Awesome photographs as always. Truly wonderful.

October 28, 2012 - 6:04 am

Kath Scott - Jonas this is GOOD NESS. Thank you for sharing.

October 28, 2012 - 7:22 am

Jason Kim - Like the last one for sure.

October 28, 2012 - 12:12 pm

mike - Fantabulous!

October 28, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Michael - absolutely stunning film work, all of these are just beautiful!

October 28, 2012 - 7:02 pm

Boho's Best Bits - W/C 22nd October | Boho Weddings Blog - [...] Jeff NewsomGet Ready for This – From Toast of LeedsPia and Dave – From Craig and KateCheree and Mitch Sydney and Cape Town – From Jonas PetersonCripps Barn Wedding – From Lisa Devlin Best Styled ShootsA Great Gatsby Wedding – [...]

October 28, 2012 - 8:11 pm

xian alexander - Wow, beautiful capture Jonas!

October 28, 2012 - 10:43 pm

todd hunter mcgaw - well ladies & gentlemen.. i believe that’s the ballgame!

October 29, 2012 - 2:19 am

Paul Rogers - Beautiful set of images – also really like the portrait with the silhouetted tree, but so many other outstanding shots

October 29, 2012 - 2:51 pm

taylor - several of these images actually took my breath away. thank you.

October 29, 2012 - 10:49 pm

Bethany - Gorgeous photographs! They capture the day so well, looks stunning.

October 30, 2012 - 9:10 pm

Cape Town Wedding by Jonas Peterson - [...] Cheree and Mitchell’s gorgeous Australian forest wedding (also shot by Jonas Peterson), click here. And here’s a huge thanks to Jonas and to the couple for opening this one up to us smaller [...]

October 31, 2012 - 9:57 pm

Katharine Peachey - Woweeee! What a treat. Especially love the Opera House portraits but everything you’ve included here is perfect. Great, great work.

November 1, 2012 - 1:30 am

Oscar Rellan - congratulations, beautiful story, I love the way you tell the story in pictures.

November 2, 2012 - 4:29 am

clarissa - So full of love. Beautiful images.

November 2, 2012 - 7:55 am

Stina - Du måste ha världens bästa jobb! Vilka fantastiska bilder du tar. Och vilka miljöer du får vistas i. Galet avis ;)

November 4, 2012 - 6:52 am

Rebecca Mackesty - Stunning.

November 5, 2012 - 1:05 am

Mark - Beautiful inspiring work as usual from you! :)

November 9, 2012 - 12:01 am

james - Jonas these are stunning! Superb work as ever mate

November 9, 2012 - 4:25 am

Ronan Quinn - I have only just come across you’re site and it’s going to mean i get a lot less work done! Some of what you do is just so different and original. I can see where a lot of people have been getting their ideas now. Amazing shots at the opera house. I especially love the last one, in the doorway.
Ronan

November 10, 2012 - 9:07 pm

Matthew Cleveland - The forest setting looks amazing. Even the rain couldn’t dampen their moods!

November 11, 2012 - 7:14 am

maria - jonas, you are a rock star! what beautiful images. i can see what you mean about how these two look at each other. you can feel the love ooze from the photos. lovely!

November 13, 2012 - 12:20 pm

James Frost - This is so awesome !!!!

November 14, 2012 - 12:02 am

Stephanie - What a gorgeous wedding. Just love the one at the opera house with them in the doorway.

November 22, 2012 - 7:11 pm

Matrimonial - Very Beautiful Photos Indeed..Boom I Love It:)

December 22, 2012 - 4:37 pm

Torben - Hi

Very nice works

Torben

April 10, 2013 - 4:10 pm

Lucie Zeka - amazing photos

April 14, 2013 - 8:14 pm

Beautiful Wedding Photography - Amazing!! Wow!! Stunning wedding photography.

May 24, 2013 - 11:23 pm

Maisi Julian - Gorgeous! I want to get married again so you can photograph my wedding!!

June 10, 2013 - 6:56 pm

Paul Howell - Love the contextual shots in the woods etc, really help show the narrative of the day!

September 7, 2013 - 5:42 pm

Grzegorz Piwowarczyk Photography - well done mate! like your style, similar to mine:-)

October 16, 2013 - 4:47 pm

Visionay Productions - I really the way you captured all the beautiful moments of the wedding ceremony. One of the party photo is looking amazing, I would appreciate your creativity.

November 14, 2013 - 6:11 am

wedding photographer san diego - Love your black and whites!